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“A great history lesson on the rise of the NS party”

Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelaende
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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“A great history lesson on the rise of the NS party”
Reviewed December 11, 2013

We visited the Dokumentationszentrum on a very cold morning, there was frost all over and we were not wanting to walk very far, fortunately with the s bahn and tram you end up right at the front door!
We really just wanted to go take pictures but ended up getting a day pass to the city museums so we thought we would check out the museum.
It was truly worth the visit. We got the English audio guides as most of the printed materiel is only in German. This museum really focuses on the rise of the NS party and the rise of Hitler. They do cover the entire NS rule from Hitler's appointment to the Nurnberg trials. And it does it in a way that really focuses on the megalomania of this man and his movement. It does not dwell on the camps and all the deaths, so it is not depressing in that sense.
It was just a good solid education on the rise and rule of a powerful dictator and an education on how easily it could happen!
I highly recommend taking a break from all of the middle age history and visit this museum!

Visited December 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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“Headquarters of the Nazi media machine”
Reviewed December 7, 2013

On these grounds Hitler held his rallies which were filmed and drove his propaganda machine. The grounds are huge but you only visit the museum which is excellent with English Audio guides. There are may photos and short films that are very informative. Even if you think you know it all you will come from this having learned more. Definitely do not miss this.

Visited November 2013
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“informative exhibition of the rise of Nazism, where it happened”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

set in the massive and incomplete Kongresshalle, twice the size of the Coluseum, the biggest bit of Hitlers mad architecture.

Modern cutting edge architectural intervention in one corner of this monstrous building creates space for a very informative and chilling display showing how Germany was seduced and taken over by a great evil, and then brought down to dust, with particular reference to Nurnberg.

Nothing very spectacular in the exhibition, mainly displays of pictures rather than artifacts. Good audio guide. But it was being there, in the actual dark heart of the third reich that really brought the message home

Visited December 2013
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“A scary but wonderful exhibit”
Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

Visiting this museum just made me quiver. The atmosphere was intimidating and the ceilings low and that was the point. There were 3 short clips about Hitler, lots of photos and newspapers from back then. It was an exhibit that didn't just show what happened during WWII but also how it started, how Hitler rose. It cost €3 for a student which was acceptable. Parking also cost €3. There was a great view of the congress hall.

Worth it!

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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Reviewed December 2, 2013

Honestly, I am not a museum person, but I felt like this one was well done. There weren't any artifacts, mostly just information - but you could easily move at your own pace and were given a handheld speaker to walk around with to listen to the information in your own language. Very short walk to the Nazi Rally Grounds.

Visited November 2013
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